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Opperman Harness and Saddle Shop

1034 Military Ave, Baxter Springs, KS

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Mr. Opperman came to Baxter Springs in 1871 and started his business on this site. Under his and his son after him the business operated here until 1924. The original building is still here but is hidden behind the current facade. There is a historic marker by the door with a brief history of the building.

This may have been a bank at one time. Notice the seals and depository on the wall and the burglar alarm sign. There is a cool looking neon sign with what appears to have been a clock at the bottom. The lettering is too far gone to read though.

Photo(s): 2016



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